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Salve To Draw Out Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
No...: A potato is no help for a finger infection. The only situation where a potato might help is for treating a single small pimple near the surface of the skin. Doctors sometimes recommend putting a warm wet towel on such a pimple, to help it go away. Perhaps a warm, baked potato can substitute for the warm wet towel. As for a finger infection, a doctor should check (infection can spread to the hand). ...Read more
Do I need to go to the ER to get this ingrown hair lanced or will a home remedy black drawing salve do the trick?
Compresses: Try warm compresses about 5 minutes 3 or 4 times a day before going to have it lanced. It will become obvious if it is working. If it needs to be lanced an emergency room is a way expensive place to have it done. Try to find a private doctor or clinic you can afford because this is a really simple procedure. Of course sometimes we have no choice but to use an ER. ...Read more
Yes: Bacterial infections usually require antibiotic treatment with a drug to which the bacteria is susceptible. Some antibiotics will work for some bacteria but not others. Most bacteria are sensitive to a number of different antibiotics. Microbiology labs do sensitivity testing to inform the doctor as to which antibiotics will be effective. ...Read more
Your surgeon needs: To know this. Only he knows the complexity of your disease and can guide you further. ...Read more
It's okay to use a medical 50ml syringe to inject saline into scrotum several times to make it bigger right?
No: There is no medical reason to do so. Furthermore, it introduces a risk of infection and bleeding for no medical benefit. ...Read more
Paperclip: Uncoil a paperclip, heat the tip with a match or disposable lighter, and carefully touch it to the nail. It will melt through the nailplate, creating a little hole that will drain the blood underneath. If you are hesitant about doing this, let your doctor do it. ...Read more
Probably nothing: But depends on type of drain and how long it was in. Generally 2-4 days of drainage is adequate but not knowing the circumstances specific to your problem, best to call the person who did the drainage and notify them of the situation and seek their opinion on whether you have anything to worry about. ...Read more
Painless Pimple/cyst in ear canal, busted. How should I proceed with cleaning out pus-afraid to clean with qtip due to pushing the infection deeper?
Allow drainage: To encourage spontaneous drainage of an abscess, warm moist compresses can by applied with gentle pressure. Squeezing or pressing on the site should be avoided. If possible, keeping the site moist by applying antibacterial ointment will help prevent crusting over, which prevents drainage (usually key in healing). ...Read more
Will the pus from a stye drain out with the triple antibiotic ointment or will that make it worse?
Little effect: Styes are best treated with frequent applications of very warm wet washcloths. Antibiotics will not penetrate and will make little difference. Use the heat at least 5 times per day for 4-5 minutes at a time. ...Read more
Will Augmentin clear up the infection from a cat bite or should I also soak my finger in Epsom salts to help it heal?
Both: augmentin helps kill the common bacteria in cat bites ;pasteurella, cleaning the wound daily with soap/water and soaking is often good for a few minutes in epsom salt , it helps kill the bacteria[theres too much salt in the dead sea so no life except rare microbes,, makes sense right?] ...Read more
A false eyelash eyelash extension went inside my eye. Will it flush out by itself eventually or do I need to go see the doctor?
If it has not: Worked its way out by now get seen. ...Read more
Draws: When we say 'draw an infection to the surface" what is really meant is getting the body's infection fighting cells to aggregate at the site of infection (make an abscess) and having that abscess rupture and drain. Intermittent heat packs: a wash cloth in warm (not scalding hot, microwaved or boiling) water can be placed on the site as often as the patient is able. Once an abscess forms, drain. ...Read more
Consult your doctor: There are a variety of wound care products each with specific indications and contraindications. There are various different types of wounds, each requiring a different type of approach for optimal healing. The type of product that one will need depends on the needs and type wound. Consult with your physician as to what would be best for you. ...Read more
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